Last year I had the honor and privilege to sit down with him in conversation while he was on a speaking tour in San Francisco. You can watch the interview here.Continue Reading
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I was determined to keep bike commuting as a staple in my new mountain life.Continue Reading
This is 21-year-old Junior Walk's reality. The people living in his West Virginia coal mining community are expected to go about their business, keep their heads down and stay silent.Continue Reading
by Jon Gensler: Boone County, West Virginia – one of the many places in this country where justice seems to go to die.Continue Reading
by Ari Wile I see the bumper sticker canvassed on vehicles across Southern Appalachia, it reads “Friends of Coal”. When asked why be a friend of coal, supporters say that it provides jobs, boosts the local economy, keeps the lights on, provides clean energy and is the proud tradition of the area – standard answers [...]Continue Reading
I’m not a big fan of promoting TV shows. But Spike TV’s new series “Coal” seems to follow the theme of hardworking blue-collar American jobs that are fading fast through the eyes of coal miners in West Virginia. The trailer for “Coal,” from the Emmy-award winning creators of “Deadliest Catch,” does a good job of [...]Continue Reading